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LAW MATTERS: Gender transformation

13 hour(s) ago

The long-term consequences for the JSC’s appointment process and its constitutionally mandated project to get more women on the bench are worrying, writes Franny Rabkin

Ebola stories divide people into ‘others’ and US

14 hour(s) ago

Anton Harber: There is often debate about whether western coverage of our continent is relentlessly negative, built on stereotypes and quick to report on conflict and disease

Nene spreads pain between spending cuts and tax moves

14 hour(s) ago

Cabinet support or not, one of the biggest risks to the budget framework might well be ‘number one’ himself, writes Hilary Joffe

STREET DOGS: Forex losses

14 hour(s) ago

Most forex traders lose money; the most active learn nothing and see their losses mount over time, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Lekota’s debt clock would set off alarms

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
14 hour(s) ago

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has a suggestion for keeping us all in low spirits — a digital national-debt clock on the internet

What has become of Boer racism?

A statue of Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid.   Picture: AVUSA
1 day(s) ago

Despite disinformation to the contrary, Leon Louw finds Afrikaners transformed


Previous columns


STREET DOGS: Advice from a champion checkers player

1 day(s) ago

Sound advice for checkers players that could just as easily have been written for the equity markets

JAZZ: Kesivan Naidoo and Brotherhood

Gwen Ansell promo
1 day(s) ago

Naidoo has never much cared about labels, but Brotherhood is certainly jazz, writes Gwen Ansell

The DA’s statements reveal how uninfluential it really is

1 day(s) ago

DA’s ‘must’ infatuation highlights its great weakness as it fails to get results, writes Gareth van Onselen

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: For the love of hybrids

EFFICIENCY: Hybrid cars look likely to remain popular. The Renault Sandero. Picture: QUICKPIC
1 day(s) ago

It is not only high prices that make me think the hybrid will live on — the fact is, I enjoy filling up once a month, writes Alexander Parker

Rebasing GDP is set to boost SA’s financial ratios

1 day(s) ago

Every five years Stats SA rebases and rebenchmarks the national accounts figures to bring them up to date, writes Hilary Joffe

No protests over ‘selling the roof to pay the rent’ plan

2 day(s) ago

Government should examine other options to fix Eskom without selling dividend-yielding assets that also pay taxes, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Bears in the flip-flop market

2 day(s) ago

Some popular explanations for and against a US equity market crash, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Zuma proves immune to Hong Kong protests

Riot police line up in front of protesters in the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Hong Kong ‘open for business’, says Zuma at a time when the former British territory’s youth are standing up to Beijing

STRAIGHT TALK: Yield seekers will prove fickle

Mark Barnes promo
3 day(s) ago

We fixed the financial crisis overnight, writes Mark Barnes, but no one needs a financial industry if there isn’t a real economy

Information must not be kept behind locked doors

server technology Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The high cost of the internet not only affects the economy, it disempowers young people who have grown up in a different world to that of previous generations, writes Zama Ndlovu

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

Penny Haw promo
1 day(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

SA needs hard bargaining rather than indabas

Steven Friedman
1 day(s) ago

When democracy arrived, our major actors ducked a key task — how to tackle the poverty and inequality our past had created without damaging the ability to create wealth, writes Steven Friedman

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Nene has no shortage of bad news to deliver to the nation

Allister Sparks masthead
1 day(s) ago

Finance minister will face the harsh fact that government expenditure is now greater than its income. And that can only mean misery, writes Allister Sparks

Quest for English robs our schools of language

Nomalanga Mkhize
2 day(s) ago

We must insist on all our schools providing quality African language instruction for all children, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

LETTER FROM NAIROBI: Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

2 day(s) ago

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to a new idea of what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

STREET DOGS: Second-hand thinking

2 day(s) ago

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a great thinker and writer, spent his life urging others to investigate things for themselves — advice that applies to equity investors, writes Michel Pireu

ON WORK: Time to flirt with Tinder for a new way to recruit people

Lucy Kellaway promo
3 day(s) ago

There is surely a market for an app — let’s call it TinderIn — that would be a fast and efficient way of matching people to jobs, writes Lucy Kellaway

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

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